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LAFD Battles Greater Alarm Fire At DTLA Structure, Firefighter Injured

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to a fire at a structure in downtown Los Angeles.

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The fire was first reported shortly after 8 p.m. at a building in the 800 block of S. San Julio Street after heavy smoke was seen pouring out of the roof of the building. CBSLA)

The fire was first reported shortly after 8 p.m. at a building in the 900 block of South San Julio Street after heavy smoke was seen pouring out of the roof of the building.

By 8:30 p.m., the fire had been upgraded to a Greater Alarm structure fire with 99 firefighters assigned with heavy flames inside.

Shortly after fire crews arrived, they were forced to take a defensive position due to the deteriorating conditions. According to the fire department, the building was believed to be a fabric business.

Fire crews were able to extinguish the blaze by 10:15 p.m. One firefighter sustained a heat-related illness and was taken to a nearby hospital in fair condition.

The cause of the fire was still under investigation.

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